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The following songs achieved the highest chart positionsin the limited set of charts available for 1940.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries

1 Glenn Miller In the Mood 1940 Europe 1 of the 1940s, US BB 2 of 1940, POP 2 of 1940, RYM 4 of 1939, Scrobulate 4 of swing, RIAA 11, UK 13 - Jan 1976, Holland 15 - Aug 1972, Party 45 of 1999, Acclaimed 477
2 Artie Shaw Frenesi 1940 US 1940s 1 - Aug 1940, US 1 for 13 weeks Dec 1940, US BB 6 of 1940, POP 6 of 1940, Scrobulate 48 of swing, Europe 71 of the 1940s
3 Bing Crosby Only Forever 1940 US 1940s 1 - Sep 1940, US 1 for 9 weeks Oct 1940, US BB 15 of 1940, POP 15 of 1940, Europe 24 of the 1940s, RYM 87 of 1940
4 Tommy Dorsey I'll Never Smile Again 1940 US 1940s 1 - Jul 1940, US 1 for 12 weeks Jul 1940, US BB 8 of 1940, POP 8 of 1940, Europe 17 of the 1940s
5 Cliff Edwards When You Wish Upon a Star 1940 Oscar in 1940, AFI 7, RYM 20 of 1940, RIAA 55, Acclaimed 1090


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